Friday, November 23, 2007

After the feast.....

And oh what a feast it was. Everything was so good. My family was present and no big problems erupted. Most of the problems revolved around the two young granddaughters getting along….or not getting along….it could change at a moment’s notice. They are 5 and 3 and are first cousins.

After we were full and lazy, we watched two movies on DVD as the snow continued to fall. Sometime during the evening I heard my ‘alert’ for bad weather conditions go off on my computer. It was a warning of ‘black ice’ on the highways. My daughter decided to stay the night rather than venture out.

At 8 this morning I was awakened by my 5 yr old granddaughter crawling in bed with me. She nestled down under the covers and fell back asleep. Now I had not only the dog at my feet but a child near my head. She is the grandchild who has enough energy to power Manhattan and she moved something, be it arm, leg, hand, foot or entire torso, every 3.67 seconds. I finally just gave it up and got up. Maybe I can take a little nap later in the afternoon.

Today is bright and sunny but very cold; everything is coated with snow. Its more or less a picture perfect day. I have friends who were planning on getting up at 3 a.m. in order to hit the stores at 4 for Black Friday. Call me what you will, but I just can’t see putting my body and my car through that. Its like a feeding frenzy and good manners are left at home. I do most all my shopping online and this year some of the stores have extended the Black Friday good deals to online purchases. I may browse and see what they are offering but it will be in the comfort of my jammies, while sipping a hot cup of coffee. Life is good.

I plan on lounging all day long, maybe doing some reading or watching a good movie or two. We have plenty of leftovers for today’s dinner. The biggest thing I have to do is help referee two young ones. In the meantime, they are pre-occupied with watching Spongebob, bless his little squarepants.


mapiprincesa! said...

Your posts always make me smile. What a darling pair of grandchildren it sounds like you have. How wonderful it must feel to be close enough to them to have them feel comfortable to just climb into bed and cuddle...

My mother wanted to venture out today, and she had indeed never seen so many people ever in a mall that she saw today. The kids and I just did our own thing for the most part, but no strollers this year and everyone sure was a new experience.

Have a great weekend! Stay warm.

Deb said...

Nice Friday Feast! I have my Thursday and Friday posts up! Hope you are having a good weekend! Come stop by my blog for a visit!


fiwa said...

That sounds like a perfect day - I'm so glad it was a good one for you. :) Smart lady for staying home on black friday, specially if there was ice & snow. No sale is worth all that hassle.

Enjoy your weekend!

SOUL: said...

i HAD to laugh at the 3.67 seconds... if you recall... my pal... uses the funniest, out of this world numbers to describe things...
such as
10985 gazzilion
she cracks me up on a daily basis----no matter how bad i feel
and lemmee tell ya---sometimes she is the only one who really knows how bad that is.

i'm leaving now---before you break out the big guns :))